The table below looks at the statistics for the Network Security Engineer role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Network Security Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 1 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Security Engineer
Rank 703 693 670
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -23
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Security Engineer 201 185 224
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.17% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.18% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 159 155 183
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £33,500 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £42,250 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+12.42% -6.11%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
109613 101511 111389
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.43% 94.24% 95.13%
Number of salaries quoted 88645 84193 95104
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

Network Security Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Network Security Engineer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Network Security Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Network Security Engineer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Network Security Engineer within the UK.

Network Security Engineer Salary Trend in the UK

Network Security Engineer
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Network Security Engineer over the 3 months to 1 September 2014 within the UK.

Network Security Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

Network Security Engineer
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Network Security Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 1 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -9 192 £50,500 +6.31% 15
London +5 99 £53,250 -7.39% 8
South East -17 43 £47,500 +18.01% 3
City of London +26 38 £55,000 +10.00% 2
East of England +5 20 £45,000 +9.75% 2
West Midlands +1 16 £47,500 +26.66% 2
Berkshire -20 15 £52,500 +11.11%
Surrey -2 13 £45,000 +38.46% 2
Birmingham +11 12 £47,500 +28.37% 2
West Yorkshire -25 12 £47,500 +18.75%
Yorkshire -33 12 £47,500 +11.76%
Suffolk - 10 £45,000 -
Ipswich - 10 £45,000 -
Leeds -20 9 £40,000 -
Reading -8 8 £50,000 +5.82%
South Wales +5 7 £37,500 -11.76% 2
Wales +1 7 £37,500 -11.76% 2
Bedfordshire -3 6 £42,750 +4.26% 1
Kent +4 5 £37,500 -16.66%
Stoke-on-Trent +9 4 £56,500 +22.82%
Staffordshire -4 4 £56,500 +22.82%
Hampshire -6 4 £50,500 +44.28%
Buckinghamshire -10 4 £52,500 +36.36% 1
Bedford -12 4 £46,500 +13.41%
Hertfordshire - 4 £56,500 - 1
Camberley +3 3 £44,000 +3.52%
Swindon -1 3 £50,000 -
Wiltshire -3 3 £50,000 -
Bracknell -7 3 £52,500 +50.00%
South West -20 3 £50,000 +29.87%

Network Security Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Network Security Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Network Security Engineer in their job title.

1 380 (94.53%) Network Security
2 333 (82.84%) Firewall
3 330 (82.09%) Cisco
4 266 (66.17%) CheckPoint
5 244 (60.70%) Cisco Certification
6 193 (48.01%) CCNP
7 191 (47.51%) Juniper
8 149 (37.06%) VPN
9 135 (33.58%) WAN
10 124 (30.85%) LAN
11 119 (29.60%) Cisco ASA
12 118 (29.35%) CCNA
13 93 (23.13%) CCSA
14 91 (22.64%) Windows
15 88 (21.89%) F5
16 84 (20.90%) TCP/IP
17 83 (20.65%) OSPF
18 81 (20.15%) CCSE
19 77 (19.15%) Finance
20 76 (18.91%) SSL
21 75 (18.66%) BGP
21 75 (18.66%) Telecoms
22 62 (15.42%) Network Management
23 59 (14.68%) Cisco IOS
24 58 (14.43%) Load Balancing
24 58 (14.43%) Fortinet
24 58 (14.43%) MPLS
25 57 (14.18%) Security Cleared
26 53 (13.18%) Information Security
26 53 (13.18%) Wireless

Network Security Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Network Security Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Network Security Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 15 (3.73%) MS Exchange
2 11 (2.74%) IIS
3 10 (2.49%) Tomcat
4 6 (1.49%) Apache
5 5 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.50%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.25%) Lync
7 1 (0.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 23 (5.72%) MS Excel
2 13 (3.23%) MS Office
3 7 (1.74%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.25%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.25%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 380 (94.53%) Network Security
2 333 (82.84%) Firewall
3 149 (37.06%) VPN
4 135 (33.58%) WAN
5 124 (30.85%) LAN
6 119 (29.60%) Cisco ASA
7 84 (20.90%) TCP/IP
8 83 (20.65%) OSPF
9 76 (18.91%) SSL
10 75 (18.66%) BGP
11 59 (14.68%) Cisco IOS
12 58 (14.43%) MPLS
13 53 (13.18%) Wireless
13 53 (13.18%) IPsec
14 47 (11.69%) DNS
15 41 (10.20%) EIGRP
16 40 (9.95%) Junos
17 35 (8.71%) Cisco Nexus
17 35 (8.71%) Internet
18 33 (8.21%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (5.47%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (0.50%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.25%) WebDriver
2 1 (0.25%) Selenium
General
1 77 (19.15%) Finance
2 75 (18.66%) Telecoms
3 30 (7.46%) Retail
4 22 (5.47%) Legal
5 8 (1.99%) Banking
6 7 (1.74%) Billing
7 4 (1.00%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.75%) Games
9 1 (0.25%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (1.49%) Web Services
2 4 (1.00%) .NET
3 3 (0.75%) CSS
3 3 (0.75%) Middleware
4 2 (0.50%) SOAP
5 1 (0.25%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 27 (6.72%) Hedge funds
2 26 (6.47%) SecurID
3 23 (5.72%) Computer Science
4 20 (4.98%) PKI
5 17 (4.23%) Video Conferencing
6 8 (1.99%) Management Information System
7 7 (1.74%) Smartphone
8 6 (1.49%) Statistics
8 6 (1.49%) CESG
9 5 (1.24%) Client/Server
10 4 (1.00%) Web 2.0
11 3 (0.75%) Cryptography
11 3 (0.75%) Online Games
11 3 (0.75%) Social Gaming
12 2 (0.50%) Open Source
13 1 (0.25%) EqualLogic
13 1 (0.25%) HP StorageWorks
13 1 (0.25%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 91 (22.64%) Windows
2 49 (12.19%) Linux
3 23 (5.72%) UNIX
4 21 (5.22%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (1.49%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (1.24%) CentOS
7 3 (0.75%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.25%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.25%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.25%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (15.42%) Network Management
2 58 (14.43%) Load Balancing
3 53 (13.18%) Information Security
4 27 (6.72%) Change Control
5 25 (6.22%) Network Design
6 21 (5.22%) Asset Management
6 21 (5.22%) Change Management
7 17 (4.23%) Security Management
7 17 (4.23%) ITIL
7 17 (4.23%) Algorithmic Trading
7 17 (4.23%) SIEM
8 13 (3.23%) Capacity Management
8 13 (3.23%) WAN Optimisation
8 13 (3.23%) Project Management
8 13 (3.23%) Validation
9 12 (2.99%) Network Architecture
9 12 (2.99%) Kalman Filter
10 11 (2.74%) Capacity Planning
11 9 (2.24%) E-Commerce
11 9 (2.24%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 39 (9.70%) Perl
2 30 (7.46%) PowerShell
3 28 (6.97%) SQL
4 14 (3.48%) Python
5 11 (2.74%) Bash Shell
6 7 (1.74%) PHP
7 5 (1.24%) C++
7 5 (1.24%) Java
7 5 (1.24%) Shell Script
8 3 (0.75%) VB
9 2 (0.50%) Ruby
10 1 (0.25%) C
Qualifications
1 244 (60.70%) Cisco Certification
2 193 (48.01%) CCNP
3 118 (29.35%) CCNA
4 93 (23.13%) CCSA
5 81 (20.15%) CCSE
6 57 (14.18%) Security Cleared
7 40 (9.95%) CISSP
8 31 (7.71%) JNCIA
8 31 (7.71%) Degree
9 30 (7.46%) SC Cleared
10 24 (5.97%) JNCIS
11 20 (4.98%) CCSP
12 14 (3.48%) CCDA
13 11 (2.74%) CCIE
13 11 (2.74%) MCSE
13 11 (2.74%) Microsoft Certification
14 10 (2.49%) Check Point Certification
14 10 (2.49%) CCDP
15 9 (2.24%) JNCIE
16 7 (1.74%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (5.22%) PCI DSS
2 15 (3.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.24%) QA
4 4 (1.00%) COBIT
5 3 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 2 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.50%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.25%) GPG13
7 1 (0.25%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (5.72%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (4.98%) ProxySG
3 17 (4.23%) Active Directory
4 7 (1.74%) vSphere
5 4 (1.00%) VMware ESX
5 4 (1.00%) Snort
5 4 (1.00%) Nmap
6 1 (0.25%) Squid
6 1 (0.25%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (0.25%) XenApp
6 1 (0.25%) UAG
Systems Management
1 20 (4.98%) Cisco CUCM
2 18 (4.48%) FortiGate
3 8 (1.99%) SolarWinds Orion
3 8 (1.99%) Norton AntiVirus
4 6 (1.49%) OpenView
5 4 (1.00%) Nessus
6 3 (0.75%) Cisco Prime
6 3 (0.75%) Cacti
7 2 (0.50%) Zenoss
7 2 (0.50%) HP NNM
7 2 (0.50%) CiscoWorks
8 1 (0.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (0.25%) Netcool
8 1 (0.25%) SCOM
8 1 (0.25%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 330 (82.09%) Cisco
2 266 (66.17%) CheckPoint
3 191 (47.51%) Juniper
4 88 (21.89%) F5
5 58 (14.43%) Fortinet
6 53 (13.18%) Blue Coat
7 49 (12.19%) Microsoft
8 46 (11.44%) SolarWinds
9 31 (7.71%) Citrix
9 31 (7.71%) VMware
10 30 (7.46%) Aruba
11 27 (6.72%) McAfee
12 20 (4.98%) Fujitsu
12 20 (4.98%) Brocade
13 17 (4.23%) Nokia
14 14 (3.48%) HP
14 14 (3.48%) Sourcefire
14 14 (3.48%) SonicWALL
15 13 (3.23%) IronPort
15 13 (3.23%) Mitel
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Salary: £50000 - £57000 per annum + up to 20% Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
South West London
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Salary: £1 per annum + Neg. dependant on exp.
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 45,000
Posted: 10 hours ago
Hertfordshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Hayes, Middlesex
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Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
Synergize Consulting
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £35,000 to £65,000 per annum plus competitive package
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Securitech Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £70,000 to £75,000 per annum Plus benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Venturi
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + bonus + full benefits
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Posted: 18 days ago
Bedfordshire
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Salary: £40-45K + 7K Car Allowance + Bonuses + Bens
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South Wales
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Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + excellent benefits
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